Psalm 144:4 Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.


Beggar: “Can you spare some change mate?”

Alex: “What do you want it for?”

Beggar: “To get some hot food from the chippy later.”

Alex: “I’ll take you there now and buy you some if you like!”

Beggar: “No it’s alright mate, don’t worry about it!”

Alex: “If you’re hungry, I’ll take you to the chippy and buy you a meal.”

Beggar: “Don’t bother mate, it’s alright!”

So what am I supposed to do?

What would Jesus have done?

2 responses to “Beggar

  1. tobit 31/10/2010 at 21:28

    he wanted food later, you offered it now…

    aside from that, it might be worth looking at the some of the healing Jesus carried out. say the 10 lepers. How many came back / how many were healed. Of other healings, how many are recorded as praising God after vs. how many were not?
    What Jesus did not do was judge a motive


    • alexthegreen 31/10/2010 at 22:45

      I hear you T.

      The disconcerting thing was that I’m sure I recognised him from somewhere, somewhere that he wasn’t begging, like he served me in a shop or was the local window cleaner!!

      Probably just a coincidence!!

      Know we are called to give when asked, it just felt like there was something not quite right about it!

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